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Chaussons aux Pommes

Chaussons aux Pommes

These are divine….! Perfect for breakfast and were made on a whim, a quarantine-let’s-bake whim! These are one of Francois’ favorite things to get from a boulangerie for breakfast, and for him a sort of test of how good the bakery is (along with a […]

Financiers: Jan 2020 Surprise Bake Along

Financiers: Jan 2020 Surprise Bake Along

On January 26th we gathered together on Instagram Live to bake Financiers, a seriously delicious almond cake. Their name comes from where the dessert originated: in the financial district in Paris. They were specifically developed as a more compact cake that businessmen could stick in […]

Cranberry Spice Cake

Cranberry Spice Cake

Let me tell you a story where I desperately searched for cranberries in France, somehow ended up finding them, and make a cranberry spice cake. I was rather committed to the idea of doing a cranberry lemon curd tart for a Thanksgiving pastry class in […]

4th Surprise Bake Along! Pate Brisee and the All American Pie

4th Surprise Bake Along! Pate Brisee and the All American Pie

This might have been one of my favorite bake alongs to date. Breaking through pie crust barriers!!! I have to admit making pie crust was intimidating for me too up until just a few years ago. Honestly I think the reason why is because there […]

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Have you ever infused rosemary into a dessert? I’ve tried it before with these Strawberry Rosemary Scones years ago and then later in a Charlotte but have since completely forgotten about it. I’m slightly kicking myself too because wow is it a great combo. The […]

Apple Clafoutis

Apple Clafoutis

We are still in heavy apple season (actually mid-way to be super matter of fact) which means apple cider, homemade apple sauce, apple pie and this delicious traditional clafoutis recipe made with APPLES! Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert with a flan like texture hailing […]